The pictures I posted above are picture of my ceiling in my bedroom(the actual hole is directly above my bed I’ve been sleeping in the floor), bathroom, utility room(which due to that hole leaking water directly on the breaker box half the house was without power for two weeks and it ended up costing us about 600 dollars to fix), and my mother’s bathroom. A couple of years ago during a bout of hurricanes almost all the shingles blew off the back panel of my mobile home and the woof on my roof has been progressively rotting and molding and the ceilings in several of the rooms in my house are beginning to bough and bust (creating more mold and sometimes allowing creepy crawlies to slither through). In order to fix the room we have to tear up the old wood and replace it with new wood (which thankfully my logger uncle gave us the new lumber for free), and then buy tin and screws which would cost us well over a thousand dollars, and finally we’ll have to tear out the molded and busted out pieces of ceiling inside the house and replace them which will probably cost another thousand dollars or so.
The last picture in that set is a picture of my father; he works 60 hours a week as a tire salesman scrapes by paying the mortgage and paying off his debts and my sister and I buy the groceries (my mama is a stay at home mom and takes care of my niece while my sister works.). And in order to pay for the roof my father would more than likely have to drain out his stocks and tap into his 401-K. I try to help out and give my parents whatever they need. They have done so much and given up so much (last year was the first time they went on a trip by themselves in 9 years!) and now they have to practically raise my niece (which isn’t easy because she has speech/developmental problems and asthma…not to mention her mother’s attitude~), I’m about to take on a second job as a phone sex operator, but even with that second income I couldn’t even begin to cover half the cost of the roof.
I come from a family of pride, we’re a bunch of do it yourselfers always work hard for what you want, never be in debt to anyone, head high soldier. But, this is getting to be too much, and I can’t express to you the feeling of seeing my father practically crying over not being able to provide a stable roof over his families head.
So, I’m here asking for help. I have a donate button on my blog and I honestly don’t expect much, none of you know me and this doesn’t affect any of you. But even if I just get 10 or 20 dollars that’s 10 or 20 dollars that my dad doesn’t have to pull out of his 401-K. This means everything to me. Please even if you don’t donate at least pass this on.
And if you do donate please let me know I would like to send you a personal letter in the mail.